Hi everyone. Hope you are having a nice weekend.
I had the perfect Saturday. I hung home, had a bit of art time, talked to an old friend on the phone and watched 4 Star Wars movies. I never even got out of my pj's all day, but it was rainy and dark so my motivation to get going wasn't very high. However, it was exactly what I needed to recharge my batteries.
And today I hope to bake some cookies.
But first I want to share the next installment of my Alice in Christmasland book.
Yesterday I shared part 1, which told the start of the story. It introduced Alice who was a curious girl who climbed on the roof of her house to look down the chimney to see if she could figure out how Santa got into it and then down the chimney to deliver his Christmas gifts.
Today we begin with
Alice falling down the chimney. (I know you can figure that out.)
And then falling into the fireplace.
I die cut the fireplace and used some already pre-cut out holiday decorations. I added red paint holly berries to the wreath and also made the bow sparkly. I drew the stockings and the candles. I also made the hands and face of Alice coming into the fireplace . I also used a bit of black glitter glue to create some soot bits falling from the flue as Alice fell down.
You can see poor Alice somehow managed to shrink as she fell through the chimney. She is again a Studio Light, Art by Marlene figure. I drew and colored the cat myself. Here's what the words say.
A yummy mouse has come down the chimney thought the cat,
licking her chops and getting an excited look in her eyes.
But then she looked again and became so disappointed.
"I thought you were a mouse." said the cat.
"A mouse? I am a girl, and you are Chessie my cat. So don't speak to me that way."
But when Alice finished dusting off the soot and stood up, she realized that she was the size of a mouse.
And she didn't like the look in Chessie's eyes.
And my final page of this spread doesn't show Alice.
Alice ran under the legs of a chair.
Curiouser and curiouser.
How did I get so small she wondered?
And even more so
How come I didn't get large again?
So I imaged what it would be like under a chair. I painted the floor and the wall, as well as the legs of the chair. I used some fabric scraps to make the underside of the chair, stamped the little mice, and added some frayed cheesecloth to be a dust bunny. And I wanted you to know that Chessie the cat was there, so I did a bit of idea borrowing from the actual Alice in Wonderland story.
I am once again going to link up to Yvonne's Words and Numbers challenge at Art Journal Journey.
Part 3 will be coming your way later in the week .
Thanks so much for visiting.